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a celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of asian-americans in the state of california and our nation. >> ok'ing. -- ok. i would like to introduce our host for this evening. very well known as the first asian-american mayor in san francisco history. mayor lee championed balancing the budget to keep san francisco safe, solvents, and successful. he reformed city pensions. his focus is on economic development, job creation, and building san francisco's future. a great job, especially for helping out families. we want to keep families here. i also wanted to mention a little bit of his past. he was born in 1952 in the beacon hill neighborhood of seattle, washington. his parents immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he graduated from college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the k
month in san francisco and the state of california. welcome. [applause] >> i am going to make one correction. he said president obama is the first african-american president. president obama crew up in hawaii. -- grew up in hawaii. it makes him an honorary asian- american. he is the first asian-american president as well. tonight's events would not be possible without our community partners. a group that helped make all this happened, i am going to read them all. the asian business alliance, asian law alliance, the asian pacific american leadership institute, chinese-american cultural association, chinese american political association, citizens for better community, culture to culture, why in the chamber of commerce of northern care of -- kawai and chamber of commerce of northern california, northern california chinese athletic association, national association of american professionals, national federation of independent business, national federation of filipino americans, the filipino chamber of commerce, around of applause for all of our community partners, please. that was a
, the cold front that is about to hit us up here means hot dry winds in state of california. that fact is no stranger to people here on the panel. it doesn't take much to fan hot, dry vegetation that has been soaking in that hot sun. when i say soaking, it means it gets the moisture level so low where it's kindling in the forest. you have more people moving in, more vegetation growing, it's a recipe for nature trying to do its thing and people in the way. so with this, it takes a lot of support whether we're talking about the fire lines, behind the fire lines or been above the fire lines to provide that support. it takes a whole mix of people whether it's the department of defense and even fema having roles to play in that. bob fenton, the assistant chief of fema, used to be the division chief in division 9. he is no stranger to this area, born and raised here, this is his home and so he does have a care and an interest in this community and beyond. and so with that it is hard to fill being his replacement at the regional level because not only to fill his shoes all the great work
the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus
there to be in the leadership. that's what happens in both parties. that's what happens in california and at the federal level. >> reporter: newman also points out that being an outsider in a leadership position may actually be a good thing because it gives you a fresh perspective. also, while we call them freshmen, a lot of these members have legal and business experience as well as in the political field and that can help them when they chair a committee so it's something to think about. these aren't 22-year-olds going into the office. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell st
for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster. police will be able to issue silver alerts for missing elderly people, and the state marine reptile will be named the pacific leatherback sea turtle. we'll look at a few more new laws at 6:00. >> police in southern
welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collision, the 21 year-old female driver was air lifted but idied and the eight year- old in the back seat also died. the crash does not appear to be reaweather- related. we do not know if it is alcohol related or drug-related. we will keep you updated but as of now, the highway is still closed. >>pam: new tonight at eight o-clock. unsealed court documents are shedding light on what led to the september arrest of a former albany middle school teacher. for allegations of child molestation. kron four's philippe djegal details the evidence against the man -- who eventually took his own life. >> these unsealed court docum
to attend. i'm live in millbrae, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> the shooting prompted one california lawmaker to reintroduce a plan to ensure schools meet safety standards, lawmakers aloe indicated $90 million a year for improvements but many districts are spending money elsewhere. a state senator from torrance plans to reintroduce a bill. >> tragic z i just want to make sure in california, we take whatever steps we can to try to mitigate or prevent a few tour tragedy. >> he says the lack of a security plan is a problem for more than half of california schools. in 2009 he found 53% of the state schools did not comply with state rules. the connecticut tragedy also prompted this response from state education officials saying california schools have been asked to immediately begin reviewing their safety procedures and they're doing so. the statement continues we're also prepared to heed your call for a wider national conversation about school safety. >> the post office has stlishd an outlet for to you express your condolences to the people of sandy hook, setting up an address to send qlerts care
: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on armed services i ask unanimous consent to take the speaker's table the bill h.r. 4310 with a senate amendment thereto, disagree to the senate amendment, and agree to the conference requested by the senate. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4310, an act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the department of energy to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to instruct the motion conferees, the national defense authorization for fiscal year 2013, to accept the senate language that requires the plan for promoting the security of afghan w
, both proposition 8 case affecting california, and the defense of marriage act affecting everybody in the country. we expect a decision by june. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> right now in the south play bai, police trying to contact the owner of a youth consignment lot. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers. the lot has been empty since sunday. the owner cannot be found. sunnyvale motors sold cars for owner who's turned over their pink slips. >> the car we're keeping. >> 40,000. >> 40,000s sndz. >> yes. >> they're in disbelief. they can't believe they've got swindled. it's sad listening to their story autos a mechanic says cars were towed off the lot on friday. the tow truck company told abc 7 news they're taken to auction. no charges have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from
of the levee that protects the gardens neighborhood. the california conservation corps joined city crews inputting bags in place to prevent flooding. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through the levee. >> we have to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so he is ready to let it go. move on. >> there's still one home that's vacant because water got into some electrical outlets. >>> east palo alto is work on a long-term fix that will include the croak's capacity to carry water. and we're seeing much more snow in the sierra and how. the california department of water resources reports that snow levels now are at 140% of average. last year they were like just 30 percent of average. while not everybody at this time felt like fighting traffic and chain controls to get up there plenty of bay area residents wanted to see a white christmas. and they did. some families decided to head out after opening presents and to play in the first snow they found. so let's get an update. >>> isn't it fun to play in the snow? >> uhm, yeah... [ laughter ] >> for the kids. >> elizabeth
president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns. brownell's, the world's largest firearm supplier, said it morently sold more than three- and-a-half years worth of a.r.- ag magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. chb.i. background checks of intential gun buyers were up 31% 20 november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research rack ibis world, which tracks the gun industry, found gun venthusiasts are working dermselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator fein
themselves. the forces we deploy from southern california and the east coast that float into theater understand disaster assistance and humantarian response very well. that hasn't quite migrated itself into the institutional arena in terms of forces stationed here in the united states as it would relate to defense support to civil authorities. i think that's primarily -- this is not a primary mission for us. it's something that we do pay attention to, of course, as we deploy overseas. not necessarily forces we have here in the states. we do understand immediate response, rolling out the gate to help our neighbors in an immediate nature, but i think not so much in terms of mobilization and deploying inside our country. so, this is an area where opportunities like san francisco fleet week will allow us for, and i believe at some point really incorporate this in some internal doctrine that will benefit us in the event that this is a requirement inside the u.s. >> thank you. this morning secretary schultz asked one of the panels that was involved in communications and command and control
celebration. >>> set back for california educators looking for help. >>> good morning welcome back everybody. 4:54. a little rain in san francisco that is heading to oakland and alameda, full forecast coming a bit of a break in the rain ahead, that's all it is, a break. >> happy kwanzaa. the first day of the seven day festival honoring african-american heritage and culture in the bay area the largest celebration for families will get underway at 10 at the discovery museum in sausalito. the festival was created in 1966 by cal-state university professor. kwanzaa focuses on seven principles, unity, purpose, creativity and faith. >> wonderful, the season continues, as does the rain. we'll check in with mike. >> you say that with such bated breath. >> yes, sorry to sound negative. >> i understand, you are not the only one talking about it. great highway getting light shower across the golden gate to the marin headlands here's the rain on the bayside of san francisco across the bay bridge towards berkeley and oakland going to get slick there very soon. you can see down to l.a. we have lower elevat
is unstable. >> snow pack may be unable by there's a lot. the water content of california snow pack is 146% of normal. >>> death toll stands at seven after a storm hammered chen, forecast -- section. brandi hitt tells us more. >> reporter: deadly winter storm has dropped massive amounts of snow from arkansas midwest, illinois and indiana nor'easter. >> we tried to get out of the parking spot, spinninging in circles. >> reporter: the storms spanned rare december tornadoes along the gulf coast. mobile, alabama hard hit >> the power went out, we ran. >> reporter: the storms are having a devastating effect on post-holiday travels. people trying to find their way home are finding cancelled flights and treacherous driving conditions. >> trying to get home or plan b, we more time with the grandkids. >> reporter: up to a foot and a half is expected in northern new england, with% expected to fall throughout friday morning. the storm brought freezing rain and sleet. for those who don't have to travel, they are making the best of it, enjoying the snow. brandi hitt, abc news, new york. >>> we are keep
california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned children. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with the editor of a new anthology of verse: 100 poems written over 100 years. >> it doesn't have poetry. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and...
-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get married as soon as next week. download our apps find them all at abc7news.com/apps. >>> arizona sheriff joe arpaio is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. a
east merced street in fowler, california thearks cecil e. bolt post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. farenthold, and the gentlelady from new york, mrs. maloney each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. farenthold: i yield myself such time as i may consume and ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days with which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. farenthold: mr. speaker, h.r. 4389 introduced by the gentleman from california, mr. costa, would designate the facile i have to the united states postal service, located at 19 east merced street in fowler, california a this has the cecil e. bolt post office this bill was introduced on april 18 and prereported favorably from the committee on government oversight and reform on june 7. cecil bolt was drafted into the army prior to the start of world war ii. he was assigned to the allusion isl
ago. prices were up in a total of 45 states including california. we saw a 9% gain. at 6:00, there are signs after housing boom in one east bay community. the unusual call some homeowners are receiving from realtors. >>> on capitol hill today republicans and democrats squared off over the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nancy pelosi slammed the gop's proposals. >> that's not negotiating. that's hostage taking. >> pelosi and other democrat respect pushing for president obama's plan. it would extend the bush tax cut for the middle class but raise taxes on incomes over $250,000 a year. republican senator jim demint calls the idea quote, outlandish. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money negotiating with ourselves and teating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> republican house speaker john boehner has come out against any tax hike and has refused to bring the democratic plan for a vote. >>> the dow fell almost 14 points. nasdaq lost 5 1/2. the s & p fell 2 1/2 points. >>> yahoo is buying another silicon star
in northern california. >> and reaction from the bay area's gay community as the battle over same sex marriage heads to the supreme court. >> complete bay your news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome. it's saturday december 8th. >> cold start to the weekend. let's check in with rosemary. foggy. >> right. you foggy for some, frigid for most and slightly warmer by the afternoon. we are waking up with mostly clear skies, some of us to near freezing and some of that fog is dense. i will take a look at it coming up. >> two teens were arrested overnight after a pipe bomb was set off inside a mailbox in a neighborhood. we are live now with more on the damage caused. >> reporter: it all started a report about an explosion in pleasant hill, close to the sun valley mall. what exploded was a pipe bomb somebody putin side that mailbox. that's what is left of it. nobody in the neighborhood was hurt but several residents reported seeing a red suv leaving the area. police spotted that suv outside college park high school and found another pipe bomb inside the vehi
is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don't think this -- this breeze can helpster things up a little bit. still some low clouds around. i'm seeing breaks in the clouds for san jose. kind of a cooler pattern with the northwest wind. mostly sunny,
a remarkable career here on abc 7. stay with us. kx;x$ú >>> a federal appeals court blocked the california law banning day conversion therapy, pugt the law on hold until it can hear arguments on the issue the law banning conversions be there aims to turn gay minors straight was to take affect january 1. counselors and two families say their teen-aged sons benefited from it sought the injunction after a lower court redees -- refuse aid request. >> news that 800 jobs in chevron headquarters are being moved to houston, texas. david louie is live tonight and sounds like officials there got very little warning. >> they didn't get very much warning. the mayor tells me that he got the bad news yesterday afternoon from chevron but apparently, the plan to moist jobs to texas had been underway for months. >> this is not something you want to see. it's a big impact here. >> 800 jobs represents just under a 4th of the 3500 employees at the san ramone headquarters. chevron says it told workers but didn't make it public until sending out an e mail yesterday. five business units are involved, all support the
weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring and, it's not just guns. brownells said it recently sold more than three and a half years worth of ar-15 magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. fbi background checks of potential gun buyers were up 31% in november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research firm ida's world that tracks the gun industry, found gun enthesists are working themselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws. chuck is an instructor at nova firearms in falls church, virginia, where they nearly sold out of ar-15's and high capacity magazines after newtown. >> so ironically this shooting is inspiring more people to buy this gun, the ar-15 and the high round magazines? >> if i could, i would give senator feinstein and the president salesmen of the year awards. >> reporter: senator feinste
in california are awaiting the supreme court decision that could come today. annanne makovec is in san francisco and she joins us with more. >> reporter: even by not making a decision, the supreme court is essentially making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a review in some of them, all of them, none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if they decide not to review the case, same sex weddings could resume as soon as the 9th circuit says osteo. says -- so. we don't know how long that is going to take. they have no deadline for acting on these cases but this is their last conf
the obama administration announced expansion of two northern california marine sanctuaries. permanently bang oil drilling along 50 miles of state coastline from sonoma county north to mendocino. it's the largest expansion in the state in the last 20 years along with oil drilling ban, other district law goesing to go into affect including regulation of when cruise ships can release sewage into the ocean. >> a south bay charity doing it's part to make holidays brighter, handing out thousands of toys. d=z'ñ she expect to give away toys and gifts by tomorrow. >> you know, it's -- it makes me feel good and makes me feel like a mother should feel. >>iú: sacred heart says she ned 400 more toys and books. there are 500 more kids registered this year. >> still ahead at 4:00, facebook tests a service letting users pay for e mail delivery. >> if you pay for a parking ticket in the city of oakland you may be owd money here. >> this video is related to major snow storm moving across the mid west right now, causing problems for holiday traveler autos later%i(u legal problems for hewlett-packard. the la
a challenge to california's proposition 8, which could either be a very narrow decision about california only or the justices could take up the basic question about whether states can deny same sex couples the ability to get married. these cases won't be argued until probably march, but i think it's very surprising. this is a huge action by the supreme court today wading fully into the issue of same-sex marriage. so it's going to mean that this will be an absolute blockbuster term. >> pete, can you talk a little bit about what it means to take two cases in this way at the same time? we know from the aca decision that justice roberts cares deeply about his legacy and the legacy of the court. how do we read that into this discussion? is he going to want to be part of a decision stripping rights away from people, and then he looks into the future and he's in a case like people look back and say he was the chief justice when they took rights away from millions of americans. >> reporter: we can read nothing into any specific justice's thinking about the fact they took up the defense of marriage ac
had to say about if he thinks a deal can be done. >> the bizarre story as two people in california who faked a ♪ >> a memorial service was held in hawaii today for the late senator daniel inouye. president obama and the first lady who were spending the holidays in hawaii attended the service. he died monday. >> there is just nine days until the country reaches that so-called fiscal cliff. tonight, at least one senator says after this week he's not feeling to optimistic. appearing on "the state of the union" joseph lieberman says it will be irresponsible if lawmakers are not able to get a deal done. >> i feel it is more likely that we will go over the cliff than not. if we allow that to happen it will be the most consequential act of congressional irrespent in a long time. >> he also said that he believes lawmakers will be trying to work out deals until the last second. >> two people are in custody after they faked a hostage situation and got into a shootout with police in california. this happened late last night. police tried to pull over a
. the snow pack provides a third of the water supply for homes, farms and industries in california. >> a man is arrested for dousing a woman with alcohol and setting her on fire at a bus stop. the shocking details a witness shared with investigators overnight. >> snow, freezing rain and strong winds. how hundreds of flights are affected by the northeast storms. . >>> good thursday morning. we are looking outside. we get a break in the rainfall for today. cloud cover in the short term. sykes partly cloudy this afternoon. >> welcome back. right now the president is on air force one going back to washington. he shook hands before leaving his vacation in hawaii. he has important talks scheduled to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> as we showed you, the senate is back in session. they are hoping to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we are in washington where some republicans are pessimistic an agreement can be reached. >> reporter: the senate majority leader is on the floor right now. we will take a live look at the capitol. he is trying to get republican support for the latest democratic pla
are done in conjunction with our gas and electric together. most of the power plants in california are fed natural gas, you need to get the gas back up before you get the power plant back up if you have damage to both. we do have standards for all that activity in terms of our engineering design. the trick is for us to sit out there and talk with all the different regional areas including san francisco and make sure we understand how we're going to work together in the event we have an event that takes our services out or is greater than what we're actually expecting and that's the challenge for all of us, all the service providers, is working together to figure out how to make that happen. >> mr. boland. >> this is where we fit into that link. we represent the utilities that protect and build the resill yepbs into the infrastructure. we fill a gap in attitude which is the relationships, distant and local relationships, cross boundaries between the multi disciplines in the utilities. we are able to cross those lines in the counties and step up to state operations so everybody is operati
of showers and thunderstorms. along california coast, shower activity tomorrow. state wide we'll see scattered showers reaching as far as l.a. area. sunny, mild, we'll see snow over the sierra. here in the bay?lgñ area after a wet period of rainfall tapering off tomorrow, by afternoon looking at scattered showers and partly sunny skies. temperatures ranging from upper 40s and low 50s in most of the north bay to mid-50s over the remainder of the bay area. so cold air ringing us rainfall tonight. next couple mornings starting on thursday will be frosty and cold with temperatures that are dropping down. a big change in the weather pattern. >> every two and a half days twitter users send out a billion tweets. >> they're very busy. some popular than others like this one of the president and first lady hugging after the election. it was the most-popular retweet of the year. and 616,000 retweets. >> justin beeb beiber tweeted i love you after a fan died of cancer. >> if you're wondering from twitter these are the hot topics of the year. >> if you want to follow trends this makes it easy. y
congress woman karen bass from california going to be here in studio with us. she's still in town. former speaker of the california assembly. we will ask her about the fiscal cliff and also how they got such tough gun laws passed in california. lynn suite is going to be here at a friend of bill from the chicago sun times and then bill deblazio, the public advocate for the city of new york who wants the city's pension funds to divest themselves of any monies invested in gun manufacturers. whoa. how about that. so lots of good people coming up. all of you as well, but first. >> this is the full court press. >> dan: fifteen seconds until world ends supposedly. other headlines making news a big change in the media world. cnn has hired abc news white house correspondent jake tapper to be its chief washington correspondent and anchor of a new afternoon show. tapper has been abc's white house man for four years and is known as one of the most aggressive reporters in the city. he will start at cnn early in the new year >> bill: congratuations, jake and
area, last year during the winter holiday season in california, 14 people were killed in traffic accidents. half of those people were not wearing seatbelts. remember to buckle up. slow down and allow yourself extra time for the morning drive today. we are expecting scattered rain source, throughout the morning. live on the bridge,. >> crews in the north bay are looking for the cause of a water main break that happened near midway lane yesterday afternoon. crews shut off water and then closed traffic in the area but no word on the cause. >>> caltrans is making emergency repairs on lieway one after a major rock slide. it happened sunday afternoon. a 60-foot section of that roadway is damaged and caltrans said its hoping to have at least one lane open this week. >> we are learning more about the death of a ski patrol member killed in a controlled avalanche. it happened at the alpine meadows ski resort. bill foster and others had set off explosives to trigger the avalanche but it broke much wider than expected burying foster in the snow. the resort said he was one of its most exper
living in dorms. >>> arizona isn't the only state to protest the controversial share fair. california is doing it too. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgency invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. he spoke at a middle school after he received 50 letters from 8th graders questioning him about the immigration rules, but the school canceled the meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps, they called me a racist, so i wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >>> the school district's media rep said she was too busy to explain on camera but denied there was ever a meeting between the two. >>> 5:10 now, chemical weapon concerns is the united states ready to use military force in syria. >>> plus christmas miracle, a van smashes into a busy georgia jewelry store. how no one was serious lip hurt. >>> and the cute cubs now in the spotlight at the san diego zoo. >>> what is cool about your school, you can submit your nomination on our web site cbssf.com/cool school and we may come out and feature your school on our show. we'll be right bac
, southern california mid 60s for you. >>> 5:25. sue is off, so you got us. >>> we are doing the best we can. mass transit times, no delays across the board for all of the trains that running, bart, caltrain and muni. ace is closed today. if you rely on that you want to make other arrangements. >> or stay home. a look outside now, i-80 in berkeley. traffic there light and moving along. no problems on 80 if you plan to do christmas shopping this morning, you see there, this time on a normal morning this would be packed, but it is not. good going now if you want to leave home. >>> it is christmas eve which means santa claus is preparing to deliver presents to the good boys and girls. here he is in finland this morning loading up his sleigh with toys. it looks like santa and rudolph, ready to go santa's workshop in a secret location, spends the year getting ready to deliver presents overnight on christmas eve, including answering letters from children and listening to their requests itch >> the other reindeer gets a off? -- >>> queen elizabeth paying tribute to athletes in her christmas broadca
the 1990s. >> thank you, ann notarangelo. >>> a california senator will introduce a bill next month to ban assault weapons. >> here in this elementary school, look what happened 6- year-olds with three to 11 bullets from this bushmaster in their bodies, 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> senator dianne feinstein also wants to ban large ammunition clips. feinstein says that she has heard from pro gun democrats who now seem willing to support changes to gun laws. >>> but the idea of new gun restrictions is likely to cause a fierce political fight. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on a state senator who knows that all too well. grace. >> reporter: senator leland yee fought for more gun corollas year in the wake of the colorado aurora movie theater shootings. it failed. but now he says he is not afraid of a tough fight and believes that california needs to lead the nation as they have often done in the past. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons i
. two more storms lined up are northern california then i think we will take a break. guys? >> thanks so much, rick. >> it's december 1st which means not just ugly sweaters. the war on christmas is back as well. this time at an elementary school where jesus has been put in the closet. is that right, clayton. >> cot to be dale elementary school has decided they will remove the nativity scene as part of the lawn decorations. it's been part of the decorations for years. they will make it strictly secular. >> here is the thing. board of education official stopped by the school to stop about the separating church and state. religion in schools. you know, they just felt like, look, we can't fight. this we have just got to put the nativity scene away and not have to deal with defending ourselves in courts for the next 50,000 years. >> here is what brendan jones the principal who you said let's do. this in an attempt to be fair to everyone, decided not put the nativity scene out on campus. it was the school's principal. >> should they fight this in court? schools clearly don't have the money to
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